Style vs Substance

This is one of my favorite topics to ponder and rant about ranking right up there with why do we do the things we do . Perhaps there is even a correlation . I suppose that the most recent trigger was a magazine cover (People or Us or one of their ilk ) showing pictures of celebrities who had recently given birth . The teaser headlines and pictures lauded these individuals for having lost their baby weight so quickly and regaining their dynamic look . One picture purportedly showed a new celebrity mom just days after giving birth and looking ” fab ” thanks to her practice of yoga . Also on the cover was the seemingly obligatory photo of a celebrity and her new great look after having panned by the same or a similar magazine just weeks ago for looking so bad . Now is this important you might ask . Apparently so, for both of the aforementioned publications sell millions of issues each week . And there are others besides them as well as tv shows of a similar style . So there is a market for the gossippy, titillating , news, rumor, innuendo etc.,( not always 100% true ) about current celebs, former celebs and wannabe celebs . I am convinced that even though these folks oftentimes rail about invasions of privacy and the vicious paparazzi that many if not most would be sorely disappointed if the media glow faded away . Otherwise why do some of the totally stupid things they do if not for the simple reason that they want to be , nay, must be noticed and noticed often . I’m sure there is another post or two in me on this subject . So I will leave you with this little tidbit that dovetails nicely with the subject above . Why are there so many televised awards shows for the the inhabitants of the the entertainment world and is there an award show for award shows ?


August 2, 2008 - Posted by | Culture | , , ,

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